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Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 11, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Final Lava 18 Fire Update Unless Significant Events Occur Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 2,070 acres (858 ac on the National Park Service (NPS) El Malpais National Monument and 1,212 acres […]

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Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 7, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Lava 18 Fire Continues to Meet Objectives Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 1,500 acres. This fire is playing an important role maintaining a healthy forest and ensuring the resiliency of this […]

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Expect to See Smoke During Aerial Ignition on Lava 18 Fire

Lava 18 Fire Interagency News Release For Immediate Release September 5, 2019 Contact:  Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Expect to See Smoke During Aerial Ignition on Lava 18 Fire Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is approximately 330 acres. Firefighters plan to use aerial ignitions the next two days to strategically burnout approximately 100 acres each […]

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Increased Smoke Expected on Lava 18 Fire as Firefighters Conduct Strategic Firing Operations to Protect Private Land

Increased Smoke Expected on Lava 18 Fire as Firefighters Conduct Strategic Firing Operations to Protect Private Land  Grants, NM – The lightning-ignited Lava 18 Fire is estimated to be approximately 64 acres. Firefighters are monitoring this lightning-caused fire where it is maintaining the natural role in the ecosystem and using a full range of tactics to […]

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National Park Service Manages Fire at El Malpais National Monument

National Park Service Manages Fire at El Malpais National Monument Grants, NM – The National Park Service (NPS) at El Malpais National Monument is managing a fire that was caused by a lightning strike on August 22. As of Friday afternoon (Aug. 30) the slow moving fire had covered about 10 acres. The fire known as the Lava […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve to Expand the Managed Redondo Fire

DATE: August 28, 2019 CONTACT: Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 505-412-0826 Valles Caldera National Preserve to Expand the Managed Redondo Fire Jemez Springs, NM — Fire crews will expand the managed burn area along the Preserve boundary north of the original Redondo Fire and south of Freelove Canyon. Firing operations planned for today and tomorrow will ultimately help to increase […]

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National Park Service Plans Prescribed Fire at El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – The National Park Service at El Malpais National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of County Road 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 […]

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National Park Service Firefighters Monitoring Lightning Ignited Wildfires in El Malpais National Monument

Grants, NM – National Park Service Superintendent Mitzi Frank announced that four lightning caused fires are being managed within El Malpais National Monument. All four fires are surrounded by lava fields and burning within ponderosa forests with needles and grassy vegetation. The Lola Fire is located in the southeast corner of El Malpais National Monument west of Highway 117. It is estimated to […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted at Pecos National Historical Park

Fire Restrictions Lifted at Pecos National Historical Park; Summer Fishing Season to Resume July 19th Date: July 9, 2018 Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241 Pecos, NM:  Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Pecos National Historical Park will lift the closure order and stage 2 fire restrictions on Tuesday, July 10th.  All publicly-accessible areas of the park will be open […]

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Know Before You Go

Know before you go. Check with your local ranger station for current conditions. New Mexico Fire Information http://NMFireInfo.com https://facebook.com/NMFireInfo https://twitter.com/nmfireinfo SW Fire Restrictions and Closures https://firerestrictions.us/nm/ SW Fire Restrictions and Closures Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 Frequently Asked Questions Outdoor Fire Safety Wildland Fire Map Resources including Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth Smoke Management & Wildland Fire […]

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Three Northern New Mexico National Parks To Increase Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, NM – Due to the continued high risk of wildfire in the region, Bandelier National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park, and Valles Caldera National Preserve will implement public closures to all backcountry areas of the parks on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 12:01 AM, pursuant to Stage III fire restrictions. However, main public areas […]

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Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

If You Fly, We Can’t Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe. Flying recreational drones over or near wildfires could cause injury or death to firefighters and hamper the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations. If recreational drones are detected over or near a wildfire, aerial firefighting aircraft may be grounded, causing wildfires to grow larger and unduly […]

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions 

For Immediate Release:  May 3, 2018  For further information contact: Bandelier Visitor Center – 505-672-3861, x517 Valles Caldera – Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Fort Union – Lorenzo Vigil, lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226   National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions Jemez Springs, NM – Due to the increased risk of wildfire […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to Begin at El Malpais & El Morro National Monuments

  Grants, NM: Due to prolonged hot, dry weather and to reduce the risk of human caused fires at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments, park officials will be implementing Stage II fire restrictions beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. Beginning at 8 am on Friday, May 4 the following acts will be prohibited throughout El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments: Setting, building, […]

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Fire Restrictions Hotline is 1-877-864-6985

Due to a high volume of visitors to https://firerestrictions.us/  you may get a 502 Error.  Please try back later as the site is working intermittently. We are working to try to resolve the issue. Fire restrictions information is also available by calling the Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. You can also visit the agencies websites directly for […]

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Temporary Fire Restrictions at Guadalupe Mountains National Park due to Extreme Wildland Fire Conditions

Fire restrictions are being imposed for Guadalupe Mountains National Park effective April 20, 2018 until rescinded. The restrictions are necessary to prevent wildfires during the current period of extreme fire danger in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Below average precipitation and high fuel loadings combined with high temperatures and winds have necessitated fire restrictions. […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Preventative Measures Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Due to prolonged extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measures: Closure of the Walnut Canyon Desert Drive Charcoal fires are prohibited Smoking is prohibited, except inside personal vehicles Open flames and cooking stoves are prohibited in the backcountry The extreme fire danger is due to high temperatures, low humidity, […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

Jemez Springs, NM —Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry. The burn operations are planned to start Thursday April 5th, 2018 and possibly continue into Friday dependent upon suitable weather and fuel […]

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Rendija Prescribed Fire Planned

Grants, NM: El Malpais National Monument and The Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of CR 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 acres. The prescribed fire may begin as early as mid-April. […]

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After a wildfire, the flood risk increases significantly. Most standard homeowners’ and renters’ policies do not cover flood damage. Reduce your risk with flood insurance. #WildfireSafety

After a wildfire, the flood risk increases significantly. Most standard homeowners’ and renters’ policies do not cover flood damage. Reduce your risk with flood insurance. Learn more at https://www.fema.gov/wildfires-you-need-flood-insurance. #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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